Three Easy Ways to Honor the Armed Forces on Memorial Day

Red Cross Central California Volunteers spend a Saturday planting a garden at a local Veteran's Home.
Red Cross Volunteers spend a Saturday planting a garden at a local Veteran’s Home.

The history of the Red Cross began on the battlefield, supporting military members during times of war. Today, the Red Cross continues to serve the Armed Forces, from the newly enlisted to long time veterans. So it’s only natural that the Red Cross Central California Region has continued this long tradition of supporting our local Armed Forces right here in our own community.

This Memorial Day, there are three easy ways you can help honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country:

1. Watch, Reflect, and Share
Meet Laura, a Red Cross volunteer with the No Veterans Die Alone program. Watch her unique volunteer story and share it with friends and family.

2. Download to Donate
From May 22 – May 26, you can support the work of the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces by making a donation using the generosity app from Google’s OneToday website and mobile app (download for free on Google Play or Apple App Stores). This app aims to create a culture of giving every day and lets donors easily give $1 each day to causes and nonprofits that inspire them. Thanks to generous support from SanDisk, your $1 donation will be multiplied by 1x, 10x, 100x, or even 1000x… up to $50,000.

ORFTR-SaveTheDate_Page_13. Save the Date
This fall the Red Cross of Ventura County is hosting the first annual Operation: Ride for the Red, a bicycle ride to support the local Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) program. On November 7, join us in a 30, 50, or 100 mile ride with all proceeds going directly to the SAF program and local military members. Check out the Facebook event page here.

So between road trips and cookouts this long weekend, choose one of these ways to take a moment to honor those who sacrificed all to serve our country.

Jessica Piffero
Regional Director of Communications
American Red Cross Central Valley Region

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